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Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County will offer a grief camp to support children and teens who have lost a loved one June 12-16, 2017. The camp is offered free of charge and is open to youngsters entering grades K-12 in the community who have experienced the loss of a loved one, regardless of whether Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County services have been used. It is held at the Ludlow Falls Camp in Ludlow Falls, Ohio.
This is a day camp where bereaved children and teens come together to share memories, create memorial items, play, sing, learn, laugh, and cry. Camp is a safe place for feelings to be expressed and for participants to develop life-long tools for coping with grief. Each age group has age appropriate camp activities with ample recreation time built into the schedule.
Campers attend from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Each camper has an adult companion assigned to them who greets them when they arrive and is their buddy for the week. When the 30 – 40 campers arrive on the first day of camp they may be a bit uncertain and shy. By the time they leave at the end of the day they have made new friends who have also had a loved one die. They no longer feel as alone in their grief. That sense of community is why camp is so successful year after year. The grief camp is held at the Ludlow Falls Camp in Ludlow Falls, Ohio. Applications for adult volunteer companions are now being accepted and can be found here.
Please contact the Generations of Life, a program of Pathways of Hope, for more information by calling 937-573-2103.